According to Gift of Life Michigan, roughly 3,100 people in the state of Michigan are waiting for life-saving organ transplants and thousands more need life-enhancing tissue and cornea transplants. HOSA (Future Health Professionals) students at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) are taking part in the Gift of Life HOSA Challenge. The chapter to add the most new members, or host the most activities to inspire donations, will win $500 for their chapter.
During the last two weeks, we have experienced the worst that Michigan winters can throw at us. Below zero wind chills, drifting snow, and freezing rain have made waiting for a bus or walking to school dangerous for our children. They have also made the roads treacherous for our buses, parents, and teen drivers.
Earlier today, a dozen businesses and individuals were recognized for being the first to commit $759,500 total in a new “Dream Bigger” fundraising campaign for the Muskegon Area Promise. Officials announced that new investments are coming in daily, with many conversations underway. The dollars are critical to meeting the unexpected high demand for the two-year scholarships, requiring an additional $2.5 million in private funding over the next six years.